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Old 01-14-2012, 09:23 AM
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Tamiya Panther G (late version) 1/35

For many years I have been following the threads on this website and am thrilled.

My Favorite vBench is Larry Bates Tamiya Panther G from the year 2005.

I decided to build the kit also. I consider myself close to the tips and tricks that Larry needed for the construction.

At that time the kit is approximately 60% finished. On the hull only a few small things are missing. I have not started to build Turret and Drive yet.

I want to show some pictures in the next days showing my progress so far and then live aboard in the further construction.

I have the following things for the building (for now)

Tamiya Panther G late No. 35 176
ABER etched update set 35 024
Griffon 7.5 cm L/70 Barrel No. KwK42. GMLB35016
Friul late Panther idler wheel AW-19
The remains of a Dragon Panther 6268, I received as a gift from a friend (I will here take only a few parts)
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I raised the section in front of the drivers' hatch with some plastic card

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cut out the parts for the commanders periscope from the dragon hull

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cleaned and dry fitted this parts to the Tamiya hull

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added some welds around the raised section. Installed both hatches.

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had to scratch this hook with plastic-card. Bought the kit on ebay and it came with the broken off hook .... an the broken part was not in the box

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So far for today. More pics to come in the next days.

Thank you for your interest and your critics of course
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:25 AM
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Very nice and looking for more updates on you cool build.

Thank you.

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Tamiya Panther G (late version) 1/35

Thank you!!
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further progress
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made some welds from plastic-sprue here and the opposite site

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made welds here with putty and x-Acto-knife



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took the radiator unit from the dragon-tank and glued it into the hull

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More progress to come. Thanks for your interest

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Tamiya Panther G (late version) 1/35

worked on the holder for the "Wagenheber" and the Flammenvernichter and installed it




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made the IR-box from scratch




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Olaf,

that's some serious modelling you're presenting us. Great work.

I like the way you did the welds along the hull. However, I think you could've added a little more structure to the beads. Other than that - and yes I'm repeating myself - great work!

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Johannes

P.s.: Skipped through Larry's build blog (part one and two )... wow... just made me wonder where all the people went that contributed in these threads. It would be great to hear from them again.
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Looking great with some awesome close-up photos for the in-progress build.
Thank you and looking forward to further updates.

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Tamiya Panther G (late version) 1/35

Johannes: I think your right. Im still trying to find the right way to do the welds.

I sealed the welds with a layer of Tamiya extra thin cement (the putty was not dry enough at that time). This made the structure softer than I wanted it to be.
I will keep your tip in my mind and try better on the next kit.
Thank you very much.

Johannes / Alex: Thank you for your encouragement

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I soldered the left stowage-box

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the clasps and hinges were too fiddely for me to do correct. I had to improvise this but I think, it looks ok (on bigger distance)


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did the fenders. Soldering is new to me and Ive got to get some experience in this

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glued the grids here and the holder for the spare track


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Thank you ..... more to come
Olaf

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Olaf, very neat soldering. What setup do you use?

Btw, great work on the mufflers. They look very convincing.

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Johannes,

you have to translate "...setup...".

Do you mean the kind of soldering equipment?

Olaf
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